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FAO and World Vision to join forces

 Partnership to boost global food security Rome – FAO and World Vision International (WVI), one of the world’s largest non-governmental humanitarian organizations, are joining forces in promoting global food security under an agreement signed at FAO Headquarters on 17th of November 2011. The...
November 20th, 2011 | Organisations | Read More

Teesside RNLI volunteers in Flood Rescue Team exercises on River Tees

 RNLI Flood Rescue Team volunteers from across the Teesside area have been putting their lifesaving skills to the test at the Tees Barrage International White Water Centre this weekend – the second anniversary of the Cockermouth floods, when RNLI crews helped rescue more than 200 people. Twenty of...
November 20th, 2011 | Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Ministerial Statement on Marine Conservation Zones

 Environment Minister Richard Benyon today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: As part of the Government’s commitment to implementing in full the provisions of the Marine and Coastal Access Act, we are creating a network of national protected areas in British seas to ensure our underwater...
November 20th, 2011 | Environment | Read More

IMB identifies suspect Bills of Lading for West African imports

 The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has identified a number of suspect Bills of Lading for shipments into Nigeria. The shipments, all containerised, were for small quantities of consumer products and were due to be shipped into Lagos. The Bills of Lading were all purportedly for cargoes transported...
November 20th, 2011 | Maritime Fraud | Read More

IBIA to engage in LNG issues

The International Bunker Industry Association’s (IBIA) board has taken a formal decision to “become more closely engaged in LNG matters”. The move was announced earlier this month at IBIA’s Annual Convention, held in Barcelona, by its acting chief executive Trevor Harrison. He told delegates...
November 20th, 2011 | Associations | Read More

Lagarde’s Asia Trip

Asia Propels Recovery But Vulnerable to Euro Crisis ■ Continued crisis in Europe could harm Asian growth ■ Asia, especially China, key to economic recovery, says IMF head ■ Economies worldwide must recover together, or fail, warns Lagarde Asia plays a key role in the global recovery, but the region...
November 20th, 2011 | Organisations | Read More

Dramatic South Hall changes for the 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show

Dramatic South Hall changes for the 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show
 The 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show at ExCeL London is set to be another spectacular event for the UK marine industry with hundreds of must-see boats on display.  The London Show is an important event for visitors as it marks the start of the next sailing year; when you can’t get out on the...
November 20th, 2011 | Exhibitions, Sports | Read More

RYA Training Centre receives silver award at Cornwall Tourism Awards Ceremony

  For their outstanding windsurfing taster sessions RYA Training Centre, The Polkerris Beach Company in Cornwall finished its season on a high on Wednesday 9 November when they received the Silver award for ‘Best Tourism Activity, Sport & Experience of the Year’ at the Cornwall Tourism...
November 20th, 2011 | Yachting | Read More

Ecosystem Management Pivotal in Securing a Green Economy

 The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)  co-organized last Friday a High-level International Forum on Ecosystem Management and Green Economy. The forum aimed to contribute to the success of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development,...
November 20th, 2011 | Environment | Read More

European Union

Parliament approves €40 million for integrated maritime policy MEPs gave their green light Thursday to allocate a €40 million budget to integrated maritime policy pilot programmes and projects for 2011-2013. They struck an agreement with the Council at the first reading. “This financial regulation...
November 20th, 2011 | European Union, Politics and Government | Read More

60 seconds with Jerry Sullivan

60 seconds with Jerry Sullivan
 Lloyd’s is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Lloyd’s building – one of the most forward-looking architectural feats of its time. Modern architecture can be challenging – and not just in the aesthetic sense, says Jerry Sullivan, a specialist underwriter of architects and engineers professional...
November 20th, 2011 | Dialogs and Debates, Organisations | Read More

Lloyd’s: At the heart of insurance

Lloyd’s and the London insurance markets are inextricably linked. London as a world financial centre has expanded well beyond the Square Mile in the past 20 years. But insurers and brokers have resisted the lure of Canary Wharf – base of many of the world’s biggest banks – and the attractions...
November 20th, 2011 | Organisations, Shipping Centers | Read More

Lord Mayor of London commends UK Maritime Services

Lord Mayor of London commends UK Maritime Services
Mark Jackson and Jeremy Penn greet the newly elected Lord Mayor of London Newly elected Lord Mayor of London David Wooton highlighted the £26bn contribution made by maritime businesses to the UK economy during a visit to London’s Baltic Exchange  last Wednesday. The visit underlines the diverse...
November 20th, 2011 | People and Places | Read More

Tanker Derivative traders move to dollar per tonne settlement

Tanker freight derivative traders meeting at the Freight Market Information Users’ group at the Baltic Exchange last Thursday,  agreed that from the New Year all Tanker FFA contracts which are traded in Worldscale would be converted to a dollar per metric tonne ($/MT) price when presented to...
November 20th, 2011 | Markets | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo: New 6 MW gas turbine

 Shortly after the development completion, MAN Diesel & Turbo is set to launch the prototype of the new gas turbine family into the market. MAN is installing a CHP cogeneration unit at the Rheinberg production plant of Solvin GmbH & Co KG, a joint enterprise of Solvay and BASF. The first of...
November 19th, 2011 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

UK – £250m pilot to give employers power over skills training

David Cameron PM Businesses will be given the power to design, develop and purchase the vocational training programme they need under a £250 million plan announced today by the Prime Minister. The move is designed to boost economic growth and ensure that the UK workforce has the skills that businesses...
November 19th, 2011 | Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Latest figures from the Port of Hamburg

 At 99 million tons, in the first nine months of the year throughput in the Port of Hamburg advanced by around 11 percent. This excellent, above-average result on throughput enabled the Port of Hamburg to recover market share in competition with the major ports in Northern Europe. Totalling 6.8 million...
November 18th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Fruit containers from road to inland waterways

 A contract will be signed in Rotterdam today for transporting reefer containers with fruit on inland waterway vessels within the Port of Rotterdam area. In the first instance this concerns some 6, 000 40-foot containers that, until now, have been transported by lorry. In sector-wide research it became...
November 18th, 2011 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Thames Investment Drives Jobs and Growth

Thames Investment Drives Jobs and Growth
The Port of London Authority (PLA) says that the tidal River Thames is attracting investment of almost £2.5 billion in new passenger piers, cargo handling terminals and vessels. The PLA revealed the figure at the recently held parliamentary reception hosted by Gravesham MP, Adam Holloway.  The 95 miles...
November 18th, 2011 | News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

MOL with own organisation in Eastern Europe

18 November 2011 – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), one of the world’s largest global multimodal transportation companies, will take over all the agency activities carried out on its behalf in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary as part of its strategy to grow closer to customers. Currently...
November 18th, 2011 | Logistics | Read More

WTM2011 Experiences 5% Increase in Visitors

WTM2011 Experiences 5% Increase in Visitors
World TravelMarket 2011, the leading global event for the travel industry, experienced animpressive 5% increase in visitors compared to the previous event. More than 28, 000visitors (28, 183) attended WTM 2011 compared to 26, 908 that attended WTM 2010, reveals unaudited figures. The 2011 risecements...
November 18th, 2011 | News | Read More

ABS Chief Executive Warns on Class Move into Ship Design

ABS Chief Executive Warns on Class Move into Ship Design
Development of in-house ‘green ship’ designs by class societies risks creating conflict of interest with their core safety role.- (Houston, TX—) ABS President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Wiernicki has warned that a move into ship design by some class societies creates a fundamental...
November 18th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Potentials identified for foreign companies in China’s fast growing LNG sector

Potentials identified for foreign companies in China’s fast growing LNG sector
The rapidly growing LNG industry in China is expected to draw on wide support from foreign companies in order to meet the demand for technologies and competencies needed to realise ambitious targets. This is one of the findings of a study exploring the opportunities and challenges for Norwegian companies...
November 18th, 2011 | News | Read More

World’s largest heavylift vessel to be classed by DNV

World’s largest heavylift vessel to be classed by DNV
Rotterdam: Dockwise’s new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110, 000 tonnes. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75, 000 tonnes. With its width of nearly 80 metres and length of 275 metres, this is the first semisubmersible heavy lift...
November 18th, 2011 | Classification Societies, News | Read More

Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager and Director for East Anglia Offshore Wind Joint on world’s largest offshore wind farm

Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager and Director for East Anglia Offshore Wind Joint on world’s largest offshore wind farm
The offshore wind industry is on the threshold of major expansion. Since 2003, more than 500 offshore wind turbines have been installed- 35 per cent of them in 2010 alone. The investments going into the industry are rather impressive: the European Wind Energy Association calculates banks invested over...
November 18th, 2011 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More